The pears are among the fruits that have been grown since ancient times and currently, there are about 1,000 varieties of pears. They are delicious fruits that contain 80% water, fiber, iron, vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin E, B vitamins, folic acid, enzymes, antioxidants and minerals as well as zinc, sodium, chloride, calcium, magnesium, potassium, copper and manganese. Pears have a low glycemic index (30), why they are digested and absorbed more slowly than the foods that have a high or medium glycemic index. Of all fruits, pears have the lowest glycemic index, making them good for the people suffering from diabetes. These fruits are ideal for overweight people, being recommended for those wishing to lose weight.
To enjoy the full benefits of these delicious fruits you must also eat the pear with its peel, like it is or as a juice. For an enhanced immune system is recommended regular consumption of pears due to the antioxidants that are found in the composition of these fruits.
Known as a hypoallergenic fruit, pears are not likely to cause allergic reactions. It is therefore recommended consumption of pears even at very young children. At the same time, they can be useful in the treatment of mucosal inflammation in chronic disorders, arthritis and gout. Pears are recommended in the prevention of obesity, diabetes and coronary heart disease.
Being high in fiber, pears reduce the "bad" cholesterol, thus reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease. The rich potassium content in pears helps regulate blood pressure. Moreover, being a source of pectin and bioflavonoids they have a powerful antioxidant effect. Australian researchers have concluded that these fruits protects us against asthma.
The consumption of these fruits stimulates the formation of red blood cells and combats the anemia. Pears contain hydroxycinnamic acid which has been shown to help prevent stomach cancer.
Eating a portion of apples and pears a day is associated with a lower risk of lung cancer in women. Another nutrient is contained in the composition pears, copper, helps to prevent colon cancer. In cases of urinary stones, nutritionists recommend daily consumption for two to three weeks of one-liter pear juice per day. This remedy helps the small stones to be dissolved or favoring their elimination by increasing urine output.
Pears have a powerful healing effect and masks made from pears helps heal the acne due to the astringent action of pear pulp.